History Music / ArcadeFire

2nd Aug '17 9:33:36 AM jesseblue89
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* GrowingUpSucks: "In the Backseat." Regine fearfully sings that she prefers watching the scenery from the backseat of a car, associating the driver's seat with growing old and eventually dying. When she gets to the final line, "I've been learning to drive my whole life," she [[HeroicBSOD realizes just what she is saying and begins wailing]].

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* GrowingUpSucks: "In the Backseat." Regine Regine fearfully sings that she prefers watching the scenery from the backseat of a car, associating the driver's seat with growing old and eventually dying. When she gets to the final line, "I've been learning to drive my whole life," she [[HeroicBSOD realizes just what she is saying and begins wailing]].
2nd Aug '17 9:32:39 AM jesseblue89
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: One for ''The Suburbs'' was released with an extended version of "Wasted Hours" (subtitled "A Life We Can Live"), two new tracks ("Culture War" and "Speaking in Tongues", the latter featuring David Byrne), a DVD including Spike Jonze's ''Scenes from the Suburbs'' film and extras, and a booklet.
31st Jul '17 9:25:30 PM Nozdordomu
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* ''Everything Now'' (28 July, 2017)

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* ''Everything Now'' (28 July, 2017)
(2017)
23rd Jul '17 2:36:50 AM TrippyDippy
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* Music/AlternativeDance: Since ''The Suburbs'' the band have slowly began to drift into this territory, eventually being consolidated with the more dance-orientated efforts ''Reflektor'' and ''Everything Now''.



* ConceptAlbum: All of their albums have at least shades of this: ''Funeral'' focuses on aging, loss, and community; ''Neon Bible'' is darker and fixates on the apocalypse and religion, with television and the ocean also used as motifs; ''The Suburbs'' focuses on childhood and the past. ''Reflektor'' returns to religious themes, exploring death, the afterlife, and Myth/ClassicalMythology, as well as acting at least partially as a criticism of modern society.

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* ConceptAlbum: All of their albums have at least shades of this: ''Funeral'' focuses on aging, loss, and community; ''Neon Bible'' is darker and fixates on the apocalypse and religion, with television and the ocean also used as motifs; ''The Suburbs'' focuses on childhood and the past. past; ''Reflektor'' returns to religious themes, exploring death, the afterlife, and Myth/ClassicalMythology, as well as acting at least partially as a criticism of modern society.society; ''Everything Now'' continues to commentate on life in the 21st century, but with an more openly satirical and sarcastic bent than prior works.
21st Jul '17 7:22:22 AM TrippyDippy
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Since the release of their debut album ''Funeral'' in 2004, the band has emerged as one of the most prominent indie rock outfits this side of 2000, garnering near-unanimous critical favour, and acquiring a reputation for dynamic live shows as well as [[ColbertBump several famous fans]]. [[Music/{{U2}} Bono]] and [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]] have both sung their praises, and they've performed live with Music/DavidBowie, Music/{{U2}}, and Music/BruceSpringsteen. Arcade Fire are known for changing their sound between albums and once even between an EP and album, which always splits their fanbase. Despite this, their commercial success continues to increase.

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Since the release of their debut album ''Funeral'' ''Music/{{Funeral}}'' in 2004, the band has emerged as one of the most prominent indie rock outfits this side of 2000, garnering near-unanimous critical favour, and acquiring a reputation for dynamic live shows as well as [[ColbertBump several famous fans]]. [[Music/{{U2}} Bono]] and [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]] have both sung their praises, and they've performed live with Music/DavidBowie, Music/{{U2}}, and Music/BruceSpringsteen. Arcade Fire are known for changing their sound between albums and once even between an EP and album, which always splits their fanbase. Despite this, their commercial success continues to increase.
21st Jul '17 7:21:34 AM TrippyDippy
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* ''Funeral'' (2004)

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* ''Funeral'' ''Music/{{Funeral}}'' (2004)
21st Jul '17 5:55:03 AM TrippyDippy
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17th Jun '17 12:27:21 PM jerzyszczur
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* WhamLine: From "(Antichrist Television Blues)": "I'm through being cute/I'm through being nice/Oh tell me Lord/Am I the Antichrist?"

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From "(Antichrist Television Blues)": "I'm through being cute/I'm through being nice/Oh tell me Lord/Am I the Antichrist?"Antichrist?"
** From "Creature Comfort": "It's not painless/She was a friend of mine".
14th Jun '17 8:09:03 PM Nozdordomu
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* VillainSong: "{Antichrist Television Blues)" is sung from the perspective of a father who willfully exploits and possibly abuses his daughter, all the while using religion to justify his actions. (The WhamLine below implies he's aware of his own villainy, though.)

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* VillainSong: "{Antichrist "(Antichrist Television Blues)" is sung from the perspective of a father who willfully exploits and possibly abuses his daughter, all the while using religion to justify his actions. (The WhamLine below implies suggests that he's aware of his own villainy, though.)
14th Jun '17 8:08:22 PM Nozdordomu
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* [[StageMom Stage Dad]]: "(Antichrist Television Blues)" The track is rumoured to have been originally titled "Joe Simpson (Antichrist Television Blues)", meant as a direct attack at the father of Jessica Simpson and his exploitation of his daughter's sexuality while stating that he's a very religious man.


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* [[StageMom Stage Dad]]: "(Antichrist Television Blues)" The track is rumoured to have been originally titled "Joe Simpson (Antichrist Television Blues)", meant as a direct attack at the father of Jessica Simpson and his exploitation of his daughter's sexuality while stating that he's a very religious man.


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* VillainSong: "{Antichrist Television Blues)" is sung from the perspective of a father who willfully exploits and possibly abuses his daughter, all the while using religion to justify his actions. (The WhamLine below implies he's aware of his own villainy, though.)
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